1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Patrick Hannay

George Ellis, in Specimens of Early English Poets (1801; 1845) 3:124.



Patrick Hannay appears to have served in a military capacity under Sir Andrew Gray, Knt., a colonel of foot, and general of artillery to the King of Bohemia. His Happy Husband, with a Wife's Behaviour after Marriage, was printed in 1619, and again, with Philomela, the Nightingale, Sheretine and Mariana, Elegies, Songs and Sonnets, in 1622. These productions he describes to be the "fruit of some hours he with the Muses spent."